Athletes Untapped connects coaches with athletes of all ages and skill-levels who are looking for local one-on-one coaching
Expected pay: You set it
Commissions & fees: 20%
Where: Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Requirements: Pass a background check; coaching skills
Athletes Untapped review:
Athletes Untapped connects coaches with athletes of all ages for one-on-one coaching. However, this young site currently only operates in three states and doesn’t cover all sports.
How it works
Coaches sign up, filling in a short form about themselves, what sports they play; their coaching experience and agree to the site’s terms of service and coaching agreement.
The agreement essentially says that you’re over 18; competent to coach the sports you’re signed up for; and that you’ll pay 20% of your revenue to the site for connecting you with clients.
Coaches determine what they’re qualified to coach, set their own rates, availability, and determine where to meet the athlete.
The only upfront cost of signing up is a background check, which the site has arranged to offer at a $10 rate. However, you’ll pay a 20% commission to the site when you book students.
Athletes Untapped differentiates itself from other coaching apps by offering the ability to post short videos on the site. These videos are aimed at giving athletes more detailed tips on what to focus on.
The site collects payment from athletes when sessions are scheduled in the Athletes Untapped app. When a session is finished, the coach marks it complete and payment is immediately transferred to the coach’s Stripe account, minus the site’s 20% commission.
The site, however, is only about a year old and has a limited geographic footprint. It currently operates in just three states — Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Founder Gene Williams hopes to expand nationally. But that may take some time.
Athletes Untapped also does not currently support all sports. At the moment, the site focuses on ten sports — basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, football, track & field, strength conditioning and mental performance.
Additionally, the site does not offer any type of insurance to cover liability. If the sport you are coaching presents significant risks, you may want to discuss liability coverage with your insurance agent.
That said, there are few red flags in the company’s terms. And this site’s flat commission rate is also more favorable than the graduated commission structure at competitor CoachUp. If you happen to coach the supported sports in the three states where Athletes Untapped operates, there’s no downside to signing up.